Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Pre-Columbian Art : Pre-Columbian Masterpieces : Gold Pendant of a Shaman
Click to view original image.
Gold Pendant of a Shaman - FJ.6152
Origin: Costa Rican/Panamanian Border Area
Circa: 500 AD to 1550 AD
Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) high
Catalogue: V21
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Gold

Additional Information: 116 Grams/heather/ f

Location: Great Britain
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
The shaman, cast in glorious gold, stands before us majestically. He appears to be wearing an elaborate ritual costume with headdress, belt and skirt. By the tense expression on his face, we may assume that he is connecting with his "alter-ego" or higher spirit through transformation. By taking hallucinogenic drugs, the shaman was able to communicate with the supernatural and actually become one with these forces and energies. Thus, the shaman had an exalted leadership status amongst the ordinary natives in the society. The beautiful and unusual frame which surrounds the shaman is clearly of importance, yet we lack to fully understand its meaning. The mystery and beauty of this ancient culture remains an enigma. The shaman, priest, nobility who may have worn this fabulous work of art must have made a great statement by his exquisite taste which can only be appreciated by a kindred soul. - (FJ.6152)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2023 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting